A EuroMillions lottery ticket sold in Switzerland has won the €162m jackpot that took place on Tuesday, October 2. This is Switzerland’s biggest winner to date.
The EuroMillions Superdraw kicked off on September 21 but the draw didn’t produce a winner. In fact, it rolled over three times before the lucky Swiss ticket holder matched the winning EuroMillions numbers 07-17-29-37-45 and the two Lucky Stars 03 and 11.
With EuroMillions lottery players all dreaming of how they were going to spend the jackpot if they were lucky enough to win, expectations for Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw were high. However, very few lottery players would have predicted that the jackpot would go to a player from Switzerland as only 4.5% of EuroMillions jackpot winners originate from the country.
Needless to say, the Swiss have produced EuroMillions jackpot winners. In December 2017, one lucky Swiss player won £119 million.
While the winners have yet to come forward to claim the life-changing EuroMillions jackpot win, Switzerland’s operator of EuroMillions, Swisslos, announced that the winner is from the Northwestern region of the country, from the canton Aargau, Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt, or Solothurn.
They have six months from the date of the draw to claim their prize.
As Switzerland is one of only three EuroMillions participating countries to levy a tax bill on its lottery winners, the latest EuroMillions jackpot winners will have to pay roughly £50 million in tax. However, the lucky winner will still walk away with a nine-figure sum.
A ticket purchased in the UK was just one Lucky Star away from splitting the jackpot with the Swiss players. Instead, they will take home a tax-free sum of €90,587.70.
Ireland also produced a EuroMillions lottery winner on Tuesday night with one Irish Lotto player winning €90,588 in the second prize tier.
A further four Irish players also struck it lucky in Friday night’s EuroMillions draw winning €500,000 each in the EuroMillions Plus. The tickets were purchased in Kerry, Limerick and Sligo shops and one was bought online.
Der O’Sullivan’s Fine Food Store, The Mall in Tralee, Moss’s Spar Store, Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale and Cecil’s Foodstore (Centra), The Square in Collooney were all celebrating over the weekend.
It was only the second time in the history of the game that Ireland had four EuroMillions Plus top prize winners in one night.
The EuroMillions jackpot resets to its starting value is €17 million for the next draw on Friday 5th October.
UK Lottery exceeds jackpot cap
With the EuroMillions jackpot won, all eyes are now on the £26.3m UK Lottery. What UK Lottery players should note, is that the jackpot cap of £22 million was not only reached but exceeded on Saturday night. What this means is that the jackpot must be won in the draw on Wednesday 3rd October, even if no one matches the six main numbers. There is no better time to buy a UK Lottery ticket online!
The UK Lotto jackpot has been continually rolling over since the £6.6m jackpot was won on August 22.
Mega Millions and Powerball are still rolling
Over in the USA, both the Mega Millions and the Powerball lotto games are still rolling.
Both lotto games are now offering jaw-dropping jackpot amounts, with the Mega Millions currently sitting at $405 million on Friday.
Players will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Californian syndicate that won a $543m Mega Millions jackpot in July.
The Powerball lottery is also offering lottery players the chance to win a seriously huge jackpot.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is £229m.
So as you can see, there’s more than enough reasons to play the lottery online right here at PlayEuroMillions.com!
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